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“Professional screenwriters make writing an excuse not to do other things.”
Don’t have the time to write? Bull. Yes you do. Everyone has exactly the same amount of time each day. What is your priority? Make writing the most important thing in your life for a couple of days and you’ll see how much time you really have.
Even if you scribble onto a napkin, take the time each day and write something - move your story forward. You have time to write. Don’t make excuses or procrastinate.
You can do it. Do so now!
“It’s amazing how many things you can do when you’re trying to avoid writing.”
Isn’t it incredible how important everything else seems to become once you’ve decided to sit down and actually put words on the page? You’ll find yourself answering old emails, reading blogs or the news, (and my own, personal weakness), looking up new software tools and workflows that’ll help you become a better, faster writer.
Do what you need to do: turn off the internet, lock your office door so that the kids won’t bother you, etc. Avoid FaceBook and other social media like the plague - don’t get me wrong, they have their place and time - but this is not it.
Give yourself a time limit. Ten minutes. Force yourself to actually write for ten minutes straight. This isn't ten minutes spent planning writing or brainstorming - this is actual writing time. Get one, small concept out of your head and onto the page/screen. You might start a thought process and actually spend more than ten minutes. That's fine, but make yourself get in at least ten minutes of solid writing.
You're a writer. Now, get writing!
Writer of screenplays, fiction novels, inspirational stories, and short stories.